The following are the core beliefs of Catlin Church of Christ based on the foundational truths taught in the bible. All of our teaching and ministry is rooted in and flows out of these biblical doctrines.
God the Father
We believe in one God and Father, creator of everything. He formed men and women for the special purpose of reflecting his image in the world, and though we rebelled and disobeyed, he made a plan to restore and redeem us.
Jesus the Son
We believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the Living God who was born as a baby, completely human and completely God. Through the sacrificial death and resurrection of Jesus, God has personally absorbed the debt accrued by sin and freed us from its powerful bondage.
We believe in the Holy Spirit, who the Father gives to every Christian to equip us and form us day by day into the likeness of Jesus Christ.
We believe that God freely offers salvation to all people through their faith in Jesus by trusting in him and surrendering to him as Lord.
We practice believer’s baptism by immersion for the forgiveness of sins and the gift of the Holy Spirit Baptism is where condemned sinners go to die, and where Spirit-empowered saints rise up to walk in a new life. This is because of God’s grace, not something we do to earn God’s approval.
We believe in the Church, the Body of Christ We simply call ourselves “Christians”—people belonging to Christ —and strive to love one another in spite of our failings.
Together, as the body of Christ, we celebrate the Lord’s Supper each Sunday in memory of Christ’s death and resurrection and in anticipation of his glorious appearing. All who have confessed Jesus as Messiah and acknowledged his Lordship in baptism are free to share in this sacred meal.
Word of God
We accept both Old and New Testaments as the inspired Word of God. The Bible is our standard in all we believe, teach, and practice.
We look forward to the resurrection of the dead and the life of the world to come. Christ, who triumphed over the grave and reigns with the Father, will return to make all things new—no more war and oppression, no more suffering and tears, no more death.